September 19, 2014
It is with immense sadness that we share with you that one of the visionary leaders and greatest teachers in ophthalmology, Arthur Siew Ming Lim, MD, FRCS, passed away peacefully with his loving family at the age of 80 in Singapore on Aug. 30.
Prof. Lim was elected one of the vice presidents of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in 1981. He was the APAO president from 1987 to 1989 and secretary-general from 1990 to 2005. Under Prof. Lim’s capable leadership, the APAO saw substantial development. Prof. Lim was honored with the APAO Jose Rizal Medal in 1983 and selected to present the Holmes Lecture in 1987 and the Susruta Lecture in 1993.